Vice President - Academic & Provost

As vice president, academic & provost (effective June 18, 2018), Laureen Styles holds the senior academic office, responsible for the academic quality, direction and stewardship of Capilano University's programs. Laureen brings extensive academic experience to her role at CapU including substantive teaching in higher education, and previous roles as Dean (Vancouver Island University) and Vice President Academic (Justice Institute of British Columbia).  Commitments to collaboration, mutuality in partnerships, student success, Indigenous education, community-engaged scholarship and research, and applied/experiential learning have been hallmarks in both her teaching and leadership roles. Laureen holds a Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership from the University of Calgary, and a Master of Nursing from the University of Alberta.

Laureen and her husband share their time between North Vancouver and their rural home in Ladysmith on Vancouver Island with their two dogs, taking full advantage of activities in the great outdoors.